Things in the SEC certainly look different heading into Week 8 of the 2018 college football season than they did going into Week 7. That, of course, is headlined by what happened with the Georgia Bulldogs as they went down to Death Valley on Saturday. One of the then-11 remaining undefeated teams, the Dawgs largely laid an egg against Ed Orgeron’s group and suffered a 36-16 loss, dropping them to the bottom of the top 10 from their previous post at No. 2.
Meanwhile, it’s probably time that we start talking about the fact that this Auburn Tigers team really isn’t that good. There is talent on this team, to be sure, but in terms of what they put on the field each week, it’s not been overly impressive at any point this season. That was never more the case than this week as they were upset by the Tennessee Volunteers, a team that had looked hopeless at times this season.
While those two upsets within the SEC may knock them a bit, the truth of the matter is that they are still overwhelmingly filled with quality. Georgia losing to LSU is a game that doesn’t bury the Bulldogs while also showing that the Tigers shouldn’t be slept on after losing to the Florida Gators the previous week. Speaking of Florida, they took care of business again with a big second-half surge to top Vanderbilt.
Then, at the top, we still have the Alabama Crimson Tide taking care of business and not looking like it’s even hard for them to do so. With that kind of quality at the top and the parity of quality teams behind them, this is clearly still the best Power 5 conference, and it’s not all that close.